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What is Latin Jazz?

What is Latin Jazz? Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy   Chris Washburne discusses the history and definition of Latin Jazz, and offers a few theories as to the music’s…

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Developing the Language of Jazz, Part 1

Developing the Language of Jazz, Part 1 A Scaffold Approach to Teaching Jazz Concepts to Beginning and Intermediate Jazz Ensemble. By NAfME member Jonathan Holford and Mike Carubia  Article written…

Jazz 100: Centennial Birthdays

Jazz 100: Centennial Birthdays By Brendan Lyons Article originally posted on JW Pepper Blog     The year 1917 was monumental in jazz history, but not just because it was the…

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Hosting a School Jazz Festival

Hosting a School Jazz Festival By NAfME Member Dr. Jenny L. Neff   For the past 44 years, our school has hosted a festival for area middle school jazz bands…

Call and Response: Teaching Jazz Improvisation

Call and Response Teaching Jazz Improvisation By NAfME Members Bob Habersat and Paul Levy   Teaching improvisation in a school setting is often the biggest challenge for a jazz band…